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Arthroplasty of the hip. Leg length is not important.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12002488     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Discrepancy in leg length after total hip replacement has been associated with patient dissatisfaction. We prospectively studied 200 consecutive patients undergoing unilateral Charnley hip replacements to identify whether there is a demonstrable association between such disparity and postoperative function. Radiological measurements between defined points on the pelvis and femur of the operated hip were compared with the same points on the contralateral joint. A lengthening index was derived and statistical analysis used to compare this with validated functional outcome scores (Harris hip score and the SF36 Health Survey) and patient satisfaction. Our results showed no statistical association between leg-length discrepancy after hip arthroplasty and functional outcome or patient satisfaction.
T O White; T W Dougall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-05-10     Completed Date:  2002-05-21     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Victoria Hospital, Dunfermline, Scotland, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip* / adverse effects
Attitude to Computers
Femur / radiography
Hip Prosthesis
Leg Length Inequality / etiology*
Patient Satisfaction
Pelvis / radiography
Prospective Studies
Comment In:
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 Jul;85(5):774; author reply 774-5   [PMID:  12892209 ]
J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 May;85(4):620-1; author reply 621   [PMID:  12793578 ]

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